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Museum as Heist: Between the “Benin Bronzes” and the “Elgin Marbles”

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Museum as Heist: Between the “Benin Bronzes” and the “Elgin Marbles”

Date

4 November 2021

Abstract

“This discussion brings together two experts on and participants in the activism around the decolonization of the British Museum. They consider the treatment of the ‘Elgin Marbles’ as an exceptional (i.e., ‘white’) case of appropriation/looting, something that often quarantines them from contemporary global discussions and struggles for museum decolonization. These struggles demand the recognition and redress of histories of extractivism, physical, material and symbolic violences and white supremacy: histories that have shaped museums and associated disciplines.”

From the description of the lecture, as it was published on the website of the symposium by the organizer (Decolonize Hellas).

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Bibliographic Citation

https://decolonizehellas.org/en/program/
https://decolonizehellas.org/programma/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOPpGqRBjVY

Number Of Pages - Duration

01:15:00

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BY-NC-SA Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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